Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) - HBW 1, p. 411
French: Aigrette bleue
Spanish: Garceta Azul
Taxonomy: Ardea caerulea Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Florida. Monotypic.
Distribution: N America, from Massachusetts to Florida and thence to E Mexico and W Indies; also from S part of Gulf of California through Central America into N half of South America, extending S to Peru, Bolivia and S Brazil.
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VideosSee all 46 videos
An adult bird preening its underwing feathers and scratching its head Locality Choctawhatchee River Bay, Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Adam Elzinga 24 April 2007 5 years ago 38 sec 4.7
In a small, presumably relict, Mangrove lagoon, with busy roads nearby. Locality Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ron Jackson 5 June 2012 43 weeks ago 1 min 2 sec 4.5
An adult stretching its wing and preening, then laying on the nest. Locality Pine Island, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Bill Wayman 1 May 2005 4 years ago 42 sec 4.4
An adult in the water being scared away by a Snowy Egret Locality Pantanos del Usumacincta, Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 April 2009 3 years ago 27 sec 4.4
A moulting immature foraging in a ditch, and then walking out of it. Locality Pepperpot, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 22 May 2011 1 year ago 53 sec 4.1
An adult foraging on a seaweed strewn beach Locality San Benito Islands, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 10 April 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 23 sec 4
PhotosSee all 88 photos
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 28 November 2012 23 weeks ago 4.4
Perched by the pool.
Locality Montego Bay, Cornwall County, Jamaica (Monotypic species)
Ken Simonite 9 January 2012 1 year ago 4.3
On a Yucatan beach
Locality Akumal, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
Guy Poisson 3 January 2013 18 weeks ago 4.3
A bird in the mangroove
Locality Tumbes Mangrove National Sanctuary, Tumbes Department, Peru
Roberto Pujana 17 January 2012 45 weeks ago 4.2
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) [nid:1023]
Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Guy Poisson 29 December 2008 2 years ago 4.1
Bird foraging near a mangrove.
Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 25 January 2013 16 weeks ago 4